June marks my third instalment of my ‘Currently Trying‘ series where I like to showcase a selection of products I’m currently testing so I can feedback my first impressions, on products I’d perhaps not feature within an in-depth review. So far I’ve featured products from Maui Moisture, Real Techniques, MUA, ELF, Lee Stafford, L’Oreal and Freedom Makeup, and today I’ve got a selection of products from ColourPop, Revlon and Revolution.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows $5
If you aren’t a regular reader of my blog, ColourPop are my all time favourite makeup brand and I’ve featured many of their products here on my blog since their launch. My favourite ColourPop product has to be their Super Shock Shadows as they’re truly amazing, multi-dimensional and unique to any other eyeshadow formula I’ve tried.
I don’t want to admit to how many different shades I own but the newest to my collection are Kathleen Lights, Amaze and Fringe. My favourite Super Shock Shadows are those with lots of stunning shimmer and glitter and these three have my favourite ColourPop multi-dimensional finish.
Kathleenlights was created by Kathleen Lights one of my favourite YouTubers and is described as being a ‘satin bright golden copper’, but in my opinion it’s a metallic shimmer. Amaze is a ‘multi-dimensional peachy shimmer’ and Fringe is one of my favourite shades I’ve tried and is an ‘ultra glittery champagne’. All three shades work perfectly for a one shadow look and I can’t rave about the Super Shock Shadows enough.. If I could only ever use ColourPop shadows for the rest of my life, I’d not be disappointed.
Revolution Renaissance Lip Liners £2.50
“Super-smooth and richly pigmented, Renaissance Lipliners glide on to prime and perfect your lip colour. Use to create a plumped up lip line or fill in your lips before applying lipstick, gloss or balm for lasting, smudge-proof colour and zero feathering. In 10 wearable shades, they’re perfect paired with Revolution Renaissance Lipsticks.”
I really like the Revolution Renaissance Lipsticks so I had to try the lip liners once they launched. They’re only £2.50 each and I chose Chauffeur and Greatest as they were the nicest nude shades within the range. Chauffeur is described as being a soft nude pink whilst Greatest is a soft pink and they match the lipsticks pretty well although I do fine Chauffeur in the liner to be deeper in tone than the Chauffeur Lipstick. They’re very smooth and pigmented and really do remind me of the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liners in terms of formula.
I Heart Revolution Metallic Unicorn Lips – Whimsical £3
“Achieve an iridescent twinkle lip look with our dazzling Metallic Unicorn Lips collection. Four dreamy shades with a glimmering, jewel-effect metallic finish. Use alone or layer over the top of any lip colour for multidimensional lips.”
The description of this lip colour made me assume it was a lipgloss as it could be used over a lip colour but I feel like it’s misleading as they’re a liquid lipstick and I’d never have bought this had I known. I really don’t like metallic liquid lipsticks but this shade would’ve been a pretty lip gloss, but it’s not the best as it flakes off and when I brushed off a flake from my chin, it left a streak of pink shimmer which is annoying. I won’t buy anymore of these, and I wouldn’t recommend them either.
Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara £9.99
“Revlon Mega MultiplierTM Mascara creates an oversized lash look in one easy step. Fibers and 360 tubes plump and extend lashes. Flake-free smudge-proof wear. Removes easily with warm water. Mega Lash Brush™ deposits formula from lash line to tip for mega volume and extreme length.“
I feel like more and more brands are offering tubing mascaras, and it’s good to see a drugstore option. If you don’t know what tubing mascaras are, they basically coat each in a ‘tube’ offering longevity but the tubes can be washed from the lashes with warm water so they work well for sensitive eyes. The brush is a natural bristled brush which is narrow making it easy to apply to the upper and lower lashes. It does wear well throughout the day without flaking or smudging but it’s not as volumising as I’d like to be.
Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow Quad – 500 Addictive £8.99
“Eye Shadow quad palette for 16 Hour fade proof colour. All Day,crease free colour doesn’t fade or smudge. Rich, velvety shadows blend smoothly and effortlessly – looks freshly applied and stays color true all day.“
This is a quad of four natural shades which create a barely there eyeshadow look. They’re not the most pigmented shadows I’ve used and I feel they could be improved considering the £9 price tag. If you like to use pale, neutral shadows which don’t need a lot of effort then this quad might work for you but I just don’t think the quality matches up to the likes of Maybelline, Essence or Revolution.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products before?
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